We spent New Year's Day at church-a great way to start a new year. There wasn't childcare last week or this, so it was interesting to sit through service with four small children. Snug does it regularly on Sunday nights, as did Rosebud till she was 18 months old.(We have an 18 month-4 year old class Sunday at night).
I have to tell you, although I don't want to pull it off every Sunday, it was such a blessing to worship as a family four a couple of weeks. Our pastor challenged us to not "shrink back" this new year despite the grim outlook of the economy and politics and the world being in disarray. He challenged us to give our all and live for the Lord more now than ever. Very inspiring!